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Star 4 Mitigation Bank is located in Northeast Florida approximately 50 miles from Jacksonville International Airport, adjacent to Duval and St. Johns Counties. The area provides a unique assemblage of ecosystems, making the preservation and protection of the area highly valuable from a natural resource standpoint.

Star 4 Mitigation Bank is a cost-effective option for wetland and stream mitigation in Northeast Florida. Our large scale parcel provides the opportunity to save money, expedite the permitting process, and be in compliance with federal and state regulatory guidelines by replenishing the biological and ecological impacts of development.

Units of preserved, enhanced, or harvested wetlands are known as "credits" which may be used at a one-to-one ratio (one credit per acre) to offset the environmental impacts at a development site.
We combine fiscally responsible and environmental practices to enhance and preserve natural resources and forested wetlands in northeast Florida. Our long-term maintenance obligation cares for and protects the land and its wildlife habitat in perpetuity.

When the final mitigation needs/credits have been identified for your project, contact us and we will assist you with the mitigation process. Once your project deficit is known a Reservation Letter from Star 4 Mitigation Bank can be provided within 24 hours. This letter will be utilized by the regulatory agencies as confirmation that the appropriate mitigation has been reserved for your project.


About

Star 4 Mitigation Bank is federally and state approved. Star 4 Mitigation Bank is owned by Star 4 Mitigation, LLC of St. Augustine, and is situated within an area of Northeast Florida that has seen a significant increase in the overall development of both commercial and residential projects.

Utilizing extensive restorative and enhancement initiatives, Star 4 Mitigation Bank is well positioned to assist development needs in either the St. Johns River Water Management District’s (SJRWMD) drainage Basin 4, or more specifically Basin 5.

The service are includes portions of Duval County and much of St. Johns County in the Mandarin, Southpoint, Bayard, and World Golf areas of Northeast Florida.

Star 4 Mitigation Bank was permitted by the SJRWMD in December of 2011, and the Army Corps of Engineers in November of 2012.

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Executive Team

Ron
Foster, Sr.


Bobby Cothren

Ron Foster is a Florida native, and attended Florida schools. Bobby Cothren grew up in South Georgia and attended Georgia schools.

They co-founded the Stellar Group in Jacksonville, Florida in 1985. Stellar provides design, construction and mechanical services world-wide. In 2002, Ron and Bobby purchased approximately 2000 acres on County Road 208 near Interstate 95 and State Road 16, three miles west of the St. Augustine Outlet Mall, and five miles south of World Golf Village in St. Johns County.

In 2004, they located their personal residences adjacent to the property, and in 2007, they began the permitting process for the Star 4 Mitigation Bank. Ron and Bobby are the principals of Star 4 Mitigation Bank and are involved in the management and marketing.

Star 4 Mitigation Bank is comprised of approximately 950 acres of forested Florida fresh water wetlands.

 


Mitigation Banking

Mitigation banking is a practice in which an environmental enhancement and preservation project is conducted by a public agency or private entity (“banker”) to provide mitigation for unavoidable wetland impacts within a defined region (mitigation service area). The bank is the site itself, and the currency sold by the banker to the impact permittee is a credit, which represents the wetland ecological value equivalent to the complete restoration of one acre. The number of potential credits permitted for the bank and the credit debits required for impact permits are determined by the permitting agencies.*

*Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection


Coverage Area

Star 4 Mitigation Bank is situated within an area of northeast Florida that has seen a significant increase in the overall development of commercial and residential projects. Utilizing extensive restorative and enhancement initiatives, Star 4 Mitigation Bank is well positioned to assist in the development needs of the St. Johns River Management District’s (SJRWMD) drainage Basin 4, or more specifically nested Basin 5.

The service area includes much of the Mandarin, Southpoint, Bayard and World Golf areas of northeast Florida.
An Environmentally Friendly Solution
  • Meets the Army Corps of Engineers mitigation rule as the preferred mitigation method.
  • Mitigation occurs prior to a project’s impact to the environment.
  • Approved by Federal and State agencies for environmental restoration.
A Cost-Effective Alternative
  • Reduces time and streamlines the permitting process.
  • Transfer the risk, liability and long term costs to
    Star 4 Mitigation Bank.
  • Eliminates the developers need for costly restoration
Basin 4


Basin 5



Resources

Star 4 Mitigation Bank is permitted by the St. Johns River Water Management District, and the Army Corps of Engineers. We closely follow industry news and legislation as it relates to mitigation banking nationally and in the state of Florida. At every opportunity, Star 4 Mitigation Bank will share knowledge and information for continuous learning about mitigation banking.

We've provided the links to industry organizations you might find helpful. Continue to check back regularly for additional resources and thought leadership news articles.

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We look forward to talking with you, and discussing mitigation options for your project.

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Contact Us

Star 4 Mitigation Bank
4300 County Road 208
St. Augustine, FL 32092

Ron Foster
(904) 334-7753
rfoster@star4mb.com

Bobby Cothren
(904) 334-8004
bcothren@star4mb.com